Paul Powers

Measuring Pipeline Defects with ARAMIS

The oil and gas industry is surely full of interesting engineering challenges, but maintaining and assuring the structural health of pipelines to transport precious refined or raw products is a challenge of utmost importance. Unfortunately, the environment unwaveringly ignores our best attempts at designing and installing these pipelines with the goal of maximizing their useful lifetime. As such, it’s prevalent for underground pipes to be subject to large rocks and roots pushing against their walls. These growing defects can jeopardize the structural health of a pipeline, and any failure can be catastrophic for the environment.